Hiring Your First DevOp

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You want the DevOps, but how can you get it? Clearly you need to hire a DevOp! This Ignite presentation from DevOpsDays Minneapolis 2014 will teach you EVERYTHING you need when hiring the person who will BRING YOU THE DEVOPS.

Matt Stratton takes no responsibility for the flaming demise of any organization who actually takes this advice seriously.

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Hiring Your First DevOp

  1. 1. How to Hire Your First DevOp Matt Stratton @mattstratton
  2. 2. You want the DevOps. Who is going to bring it to you?
  3. 3. Need to manage a database? …hire a DBA, amirite?
  4. 4. Checklist for hiring a DevOp
  5. 5. Include the word “DevOps” in the job post a minimum of 50 times
  6. 6. Experience is important
  7. 7. Be SPECIFIC
  8. 8. be comprehensive
  9. 9. Don’t settle for anyone without at least 10 years of DevOps experience
  10. 10. What kind of DevOp do you want?
  11. 11. A DevOp should be really good at patching. And backups.
  12. 12. Only consider candidates who love Ruby.
  13. 13. Involve your existing teams in the process.
  14. 14. GOOD NEWS FOR DEV TEAM!
  15. 15. RELIEF FOR OPS TEAM!
  16. 16. Make your budget happy. QA
  17. 17. companies aren’t snowflakes
  18. 18. …but people ARE FIND YOUR SNOWFLAKE

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